Federal Health Authorities Warn Against Dispersing Homeless Without Refuge

As City Hall struggles to house hundreds of homeless New Yorkers ejected nightly from shut-down subways, federal health authorities have weighed in with a warning: unsheltered homeless people should stay put unless they get a safe place to go.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommends that unsheltered homeless people be allowed to remain where they are if “individual housing options” are not available.

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